Updated (April 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Nikon D5100

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Nikon D5100

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Nikon D5100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$364 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$395 - $649 body only

$495 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$195

Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$385 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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